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Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today announced appointments to the New Zealand Disability Strategy revision reference group, who will begin work on revising this important national vision next week. “The Disability Strategy provides a...

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  Foreign Minister Murray McCully has released the Whitehead Report, into diplomatic immunity issues surrounding Malaysian Defence attache Mohammad Rizalman. “As previously indicated the conclusions reached by Mr Whitehead's investigation...

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Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have today announced a detailed action plan to invigorate Northland's economy. The Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan is part of the Government's...

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Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has welcomed new figures which show the unemployment rate for Pacific people has fallen to its lowest point since 2008 and employment at its highest level. The figures for the December 2015 quarter, released...

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Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says a privately-owned beach will become part of the Abel Tasman National Park if an online crowdfunding campaign to buy it succeeds. The Givealittle campaign has so far raised more than $750,000 to buy seven hectares...

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Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key has announced further funding to maintain and improve the premier rides of the New Zealand Cycle Trail. Applications are now open for the fourth round of funding through the Maintaining the Quality of Great...

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Fifteen new cell towers added to existing networks have expanded mobile coverage to more than 1700 square kilometres of rural areas previously without coverage. The new towers are a result of the auction of the 700 MHz band of radio spectrum, won by...

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Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the World Health Organization's declaration of Zika virus as a public health emergency is appropriate. “Although cases of the Zika virus have been reported for over a decade in New Zealand, it's...

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Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says that with students returning to school, the six millionth Kickstart breakfast will be served this week since the Government expanded the programme. “More than 27,000 school-age children sit down to...

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Following the latest EFTPOS outage, New Zealand First is calling on the Reserve Bank to purchase EFTPOS processor, Paymark, which is reportedly on the market. “Most people don't realise that the clearing houses behind New Zealand's...

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